10/21/10 – Proverbs 21:26

Proverbs Post #3-

Today I was reading in chapter 21, since it is the 21th day of the month, and verse 26 struck me today.  It says:

21:26 All day long he craves greedily,

but the righteous gives and does not hold back.

A friend and I talk regularly about tension in our lives.  Our tension is not necessarily negative but the constant process of testing everything we do (our desires, motives, etc) versus God’s instruction in the Bible and where we see His leading in our lives.

This verse challenges me with one of those tensions with which I struggle.  That tension is, how much that I have do I need and how much is simply due to my wants.  In relation to verse 26, “Am I craving greedily or am I willing to give without holding back?”  I am convinced that we each need ask and answer this for ourselves.

How do you make these types of decisions?  I have learned a truth that I want to share but admit I struggle with everyday.  The simple truth is: ask God to show me the correct decision.  The difficult part is asking and have a willing heart to accept His answer because my desires get in the way on a regular basis!  I am sure some of you may question my thoughts.  You might ask, “You mean every decision I make?”  I do not think God cares about simple daily life tasks such as, which clothes you wear today, but when you are making a decision that impacts the resources He has placed in your care; yes, I mean every decision.

Are you willing to take every financial decision to the Lord in prayer?

I want to challenge you to take up reading the Proverb of the day and the entire chapter as well.  Lord, please help each one of us to keep our focus on things above and not the things of this earth.  Amen.

I am using the Net Bible to quote from for these posts.


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